International Build Ups:

  • Sunday 10th January, 2016 – Uganda vs. Gabon
  • Wednesday 13th January, 2016 – Uganda vs. Cameroon
  • Both matches at FUFA Technical center, Njeru

Uganda Cranes will play Gabon and Cameroon in two international friendly matches before the trio head to Rwanda for the 2016 CHAN Finals.

Cameroon and Gabon will arrive in Uganda on 7th and 8th January 2016 respectively to hold training camps en-route to Rwanda.

FUFA Spokesman, Ahmed Hussein confirmed the two friendly matches.

We confirm the latest development which will be beneficial to the Uganda Cranes as we prepare for the CHAN Finals.The training camp for Uganda Cranes will be held at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru. The international friendlies are in line with FUFA’s strategic and technical plans for the Cameroon Project 2019

This will be the first time that the FUFA Technical Center is hosting international matches of that magnitude.

Gabon is in Group A alongside, hosts Rwanda, Morocco and Cote d’Ivoire while Cameroon is in Group D with DR Congo, Angola and Ethiopia.

On the two international matches, Uganda Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’Sredojevic said;

It is a great opportunity for me and the Uganda Cranes to play against good teams ahead of the CHAN Finals. They will give us a good test.

Uganda Cranes will play Zimbabwe again during the 2016 African Championship finals in Rwanda after being drawn in Group D alongside two other opponents, Zambia and Mali.

Uganda Cranes at CHAN 2016:

Uganda and Zimbabwe met in group stages in 2014 CHAN Finals in South Africa and played to a goalless draw.

The same group had Morocco and Burkina Faso.

Zimbabwe will be making their fourth appearance while Uganda is playing at the finals for the third successive time.

Uganda names the team squad on 30th December 2015 during the FUFA weekly press conference at Mengo in Kampala.

CHAN 2016 Groups:

A – Rwanda, Gabon, Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire

B – DR Congo, Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia

C – Tunisia, Nigeria, Niger, Guinea

D Zimbabwe, Uganda, Morocco, Burkina Faso.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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